World Cup news

Gomez out of Kazakhstan clash

March 22, 2013
By ESPN staff
Mario Gomez has been ruled out of Germany's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Friday after picking up a thigh strain in training.

• Gomez: Strikers like me essential

Gomez, 27, may still have a chance of featuring in the return fixture in Nuremberg on Tuesday, though, after being told to rest for a few days.

The injury leaves Germany coach Joachim Low with just one striker in Lukas Podolski, as Miroslav Klose is sidelined due to injury and Stefan ...

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